Washington County Manufacturer's Association

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PIDA CWCA Loan Program

We’ve just been made aware of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program. 

Small businesses (retail and service enterprise) with 100 or fewer full time employees may be eligible to receive an interest-free loan up to $100K. The loans provide critical working capital financing to small businesses located

within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please see the information below for details of the CWCA program:

 

 

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) board has approved guidelines for a new emergency response program, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program. This will be administered through PIDA, which requires ALL PIDA loan applications to be submitted through a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO).

Here are links to the  Program Guidelines and Loan Application. The CWCA Program is available to small businesses that employ 100 or fewer full-time employees worldwide, including businesses in the agricultural, service and hospitality sectors. In addition to the Loan Application documents, we will also need:

  • Individual Credit Reports. For any individual with 20% or more ownership in the operating entity (EGC can pull these if needed, $50 fee associated)
  • 1 Year Tax Returns. Most recent year end accountant prepared financial statement or most recent filed tax returns.
  • All Invoices AND Signed General Ledger Details. There is currently questions as to what will be acceptable. Have both ready to send to ensure we have all necessary information.
  • Associated Fees. There will be an $84 UCC filing fee, attorney fees (if applicable) and other associated fees (if applicable)

The maximum loan amount is $100,000 for working capital with a 0% interest rate, subject to the statutory requirement for the agriculture sector, and a term of three years. The loans are used to reimburse your business for working capital expenses incurred within the past 3 months (50% of expenses for retail/service sector businesses for the prior six months up to a maximum of $100,000).

Applications submitted must be COMPLETE. Anything less than 100% completion will greatly slow down processing and may negatively impact your ability to access funding. These loans are made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A link to the PIDA website for the CWCA Program

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Manufacturing

Our very own Larry Butka was interviewed for this article about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on local manufacturing.

Area manufacturers ‘producing, delivering, shipping’ – but watching supply chain

Manufacturing is one of the major industries in the state that hasn’t been mandated to shut down because of coronavirus public health concerns.

Cambria County manufacturing companies said business is consistent, but they will have an eye on the pandemic’s impact on supply chain conditions for months ahead.

Cambria’s manufacturing industry employs more than 4,100 people and makes up more than 8% of employment countywide, according to January 2020 statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

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WCMA Apil Meeting

Due to COVID-19 safety measures and restrictions, we will not be meeting in April. We will keep everyone updated on future meetings as things progress. Everyone, please stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you soon!

WCMA March Meeting

The next Thursday, March 12, 2020. Please note the date change to the second Thursday in March. We will be touring AUMA Actuators, 100 Southpionte Blvd., Canonsburg, PA 15317, followed by dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA.

AUMA has been manufacturing valve actuators for over 50 years and is a major supplier of electric actuators and manual operations to industry. AUMA electric actuators are capable of operating all types of quarter-turn, multi-turn and linear valves. AUMA actuators are also widely used to operate industrial dampers.

AUMA Actuators, INc. is responsible for manufacturing, sales and service of the AUMA products throughout North America. AUMA Actuators, Inc. is headquarted in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with satellite offices and service center in Houston, Texas. AUMA’s Quality System is in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. A complete network of sales and service support is available throughout North America Via direct sales or through independent representatives.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the association, PO BOX BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Janet Preteroti at 412-269-3040. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register online here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, March 12, 2020–Please note date change.
WHERE: AUMA Actuators, 100 Southpointe Blvd., Canonsburg, PA 15317
TIME:
5:30PM Tour at AUMA Actuators
6:45 PM Social Hour and Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg

WCMA February Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020. We will be touring the ATI Allegheny Ludlum facilities in Washington, PA, followed by dinner at the Washington Country Club. Times and locations are listed below.

ATI is a global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and complex components.  Their products support divers markets and idustries such as aerospace and defense, oil & gas, electrical energy, medical, automotive and other industrial markets. ATI has 36 facilities in the Untied States another 24 throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alloy families include titanium, zirconium, stainless, Ni/Co alloys, armor and tungsten. The Washington facility produces plate for the Flat Rolled Products division of ATI.
Parking will be in the main lot directly across from the yellow-brick main office. It is across the street from the credit union. There will be 3-4 guides. PPE can be provided or you can bring it. Hard hats, safety glasses and ear plugs will be needed. Safety shoes aren’t required, but be sure to wear closed-toe hard-soled shoes.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 .  Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300.  Please spell your name and company & the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2020
WHERE: ATI, Allegheny Ludlum, 500 Green St. Washington, PA 15301
TIME:
5:30PM Tour at ATI, Washington, PA Facility
6:45PM Social hour and dinner at Washington Country Club, 599 Country Club Rd., Washington, PA.

WCMA January Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020. We will be meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

Welcome, Washington County Manufacturer’s Association members, to the start of a new decade! We thought that we would start off the new decade by getting a pulse of the exciting times ahead, as well as review trends that changed manufacturers’ over the last ten years.

We have put  together a panel  of existing manufacturer’s from  our membership to discuss these topics. A panel  moderated by Steve McCarron of Community Bank will discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the Roaring  ’20s, as well as review how technology and communication changed the way manufacturer’s did business in the last decade. We will also open the conversation to your questions of our panel  members.

Please join  us on Thursday January 9th for this engaging conversation at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe. Bar service will begin at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, with panel discussion to follow  shortly thereafter.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, January 8, 2020 .  Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300.  Please spell your name and company & the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE: Thursday , January 9, 2020

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe

TIME:

5:30PM Social/Networking Hour

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Panel Discussion

 

WCMA Holiday Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019. We will re-visiting Liberty Pole Spirits for an update on their ever-expanding operations. Following the tour head over to Washington Brewing Company for dinner and perhaps an additional tour of their facility! The tour will start promptly at 5:30 PM with dinner at the Washington Brewing Company at approximately 7PM.

As this is our annual holiday meeting, we invite you to bring your spouse or significant other for this fun evening!  We will also be collecting donations for Toys for Tots. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to local children in need. If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would like to make a donation you can contact Paul Lukas plukas@janney.com

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at 724-746-4300. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE:
Thursday, December 5, 2019

WHERE:
Liberty Pole Spirits
68 W. Maiden St.
Washington, PA 15301

TIME:
5:30pm Tour at Liberty Pole Spirits
6:45pm Cocktail Hour and Dinner at Washington Brewing Company
28 E. Maiden St. Washington, PA 15301

 

WCMA November Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. We will touring Channel Craft Toy Factory. Following the tour we will meet at the river House Cafe in Charleroi. The tour will start promptly at 5:30 PM with dinner at the River House Cafe at approximately 6:45PM. PLEASE NOTE HAT WE ARE MEETING ON THE SECOND THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER RATHER THAN OUR NORMAL 1ST THURSDAY MEETING.

Christmas is coming on like a storm and I’d like to invite you on a tour of Washington County’s connection with Santa Claus. Channel Craft has been creating Authentic American Toys in Washington County for over 30 years. Founded in 1983, Channel Craft outgrew Dean Helfer’s Ford step van and a cinder block garage in Morgantown to move his boomerang business back to Pennsylvania. Channel Craft purchased the Lock 4 site of Ingersol Rand’s Charleroi Plant in 1991.  Industrial CNC Equipment, Printing Production and Finishing Lines were installed and by Y2K a new distribution facility was erected on Channel Craft’s riverfront facility. Channel Craft’s customization of its recreational woodcraft has provided advertising firms the ability to promote their client’s services with “Quality Crafted Fun.” Each toy, game and puzzle can be screen printed, pad printed laser engraved or ink jet printed in full color. Thousands of toy stores, historic museums national parks and outfitters boast their business through Channel Craft’s  products and displays. Channel Craft has created millions of toys in four decades and continues to provide thousands of retailers with handcrafted American pastimes. I’m looking forward to seeing you folks at Channel Craft’s Toy Factory at 5:30 on Thursday November 14.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Janet Preteroti at (412) 269-3040. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE:
Thursday, November 14, 2019

WHERE:
Channel Craft Toy Factory
601 Monongahela Ave.
N. Charleroi, PA 15022

TIME:
5:30pm Tour at Channel Craft Toy Factory

6:45pm Social Hour & Dinner at River House Cafe, 506McKean Ave. Charleroi, PA 15022

We had a great time at the WCMA Golf Outing

This year’s WCMA Golf Outing was back to being picture perfect weather-wise! Here are some photos of the day!

Congratulations to our winning teams:

First Place, Compliance Staffing Agency
Ken Young
Al Yates
Brett Young
Charles Warren

Second Place, Perryman Company
Mitch Allenspach
Dave Walsh
Shawn Gough
George Farrell

Third Place, CBP Engineering
Andrew Lorenzi
Ryan Greene
Jared Burt
Joe Combine

Skill Prizes
Closest to the Pin #4 Chuck Warren
Long Drive in Fairway #6 Brett Young
Closest to the line #12 Tom Schneider
Long Putt #18 George Presendorfer

WCMA October Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019. We will be meeting at United Industrial Group at 290 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, followed by our social hour and dinner at the Doubletree, Meadowlands.

Now in its 65th year, United Industrial Group is an industry leader in the repair and service of electric motors, pumps, generators, crane components and power transmission equipment serving over 600 customers in the Tri-State Area from its modern and fully equipped facility in the Meadowlands.

  • ELECTRIC MOTOR REPAIR… UIG is Western Pennsylvania’s only EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) AR-100 Certified Electric Motor Repair facility, adhering to the strict standards and practices of the certification. Both UIG’s facility and procedures are continually updated to ensure that it is applying the latest technological advances in Electric Motor Repair and Maintenance.
  • MECHANICAL REPAIRS… Backed by a full service machine shop, UIG’s mechanics and machinists routinely repair an array of mechanical machinery, re-manufacturing worn mechanical components or fabricating replacement parts for its customer’s machinery and equipment.
  • FIELD AND ENGINEERING SERVICES… United Industrial’s State of the Art Field Services are designed to support its customer’s existing maintenance staff with the latest in preventative and predictive maintenance. UIG’s goal is to help increase your production and minimize your downtime, keeping your electric motors and generators and other equipment in top condition.
  • SAFETY FIRST….United Industrial is the only Washington County business to be Awarded the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence. UIG takes great pride in operating a safe workplace for its employees and associates.

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301, or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message. You can also register here.

MEETING DATE:
Thursday, October 10, 2019

WHERE:
United Industrial Group
290 Meadowlands Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301

TIME:
5:30pm Tour at UIG
6:45pm Social Hour & Dinner at Doubletree Meadowlands

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